LSTM’s Athena Swan Bronze Award is renewed

News article 6 Oct 2017

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has had its institutional Bronze Award for Athena SWAN of the Equality Challenge Unit renewed until April 2021. 

It is a recognition of LSTM’s continued success in developing institutional employment practices to further support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) careers in academia and follows faculty awards earlier this year for LSTM’s research departments.

LSTM’s Director Janet Hemingway said: “I am delighted that LSTM continues to be recognised for our efforts in further enhancing the careers of women in science. The fact that we now have faculty and institutional awards reflects the support within LSTM for the principals and ideals of the Athena SWAN charter. We will continue to strive to ensure that all of our staff are supported in fulfilling LSTM’s mission of bringing relief and reducing the burden of disease throughout the tropics.”

The award is now in place until April 2021 and was granted by a panel of experts with a professional background in STEMM, quality and diversity.

Athena SWAN is a charter that recognises that institutional commitment to advance women’s careers in science. The Charter is managed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and is funded by ECU, the Royal Society, the Biomedical Society and the Department of Health.